Professor of Systems Biology, Columbia University
Managing Director, D.E. Shaw and Co., L.P.
Founder and Chairman, Sycamore Networks
Managing Director of Hatteras Discovery and Venture Partner at Hatteras Venture Partners
Dr. Sanjiv Narayan, UC San Diego professor of medicine and a specialist in electrophysiology, teamed with medical device entrepreneur Ruchir Sehra to found San Diego-based Topera. The startup has created a 3D heart-mapping and analysis workstation is used to more precisely pinpoint the origin of electrical impulses causing heart arrhythmias. Topera has received FDA clearance and attracted nearly $30 million in venture funding. This new diagnostic approach represents a marked improvement over current state-of-the-art technology by reducing hospital re-admissions by about 60 percent. More information and online registration is here.